Understanding the european union as a federal polity rey koslowski abstract constructivist approaches emerging in the field of international relations may be used to develop better federal theories for eu analysis by refocusing attention on political practices, intersubjective meanings and informal norms conversely. This course examines the recent developments of foreign policy in and around the eu (after the lisbon treaty 2010) and seeks to find out which theories of foreign policy are most fruitful in understanding the political dynamics of the current developments is eu foreign policy merely interngovernmental the answer to. Often inconclusive keywords: council of the european union, constructivism, rational choice, modes of decision- scholars working in the 'negotiation analysis' tradition have contributed to our knowledge of decision- rather then being competing theories, they to some degree simply have a different focus, not least in. Theory and reform in the european union, 2nd edition 5 discourse analysis in the study of european foreign policy henrik larsen 62 european security and defence policy eu european union fco foreign and commonwealth office of the united kingdom fpa foreign policy analysis igc. Contemporary eu politics as eu referenda constantly remind us, many eu citizens (and non-citizens) are critical of the eu as a neo- liberal political project, similar to the way in analysis of the eu as an arena for political and social choice in contrast theories, involves critical approaches which can be identified with the.
This article turns existing theories of european integration on their head, exploring the conditions under which they would predict that the european union will disintegrate, and assessing to what extent these conditions currently exist it argues that these theories, especially the most 'optimistic' ones, have an insufficiently. Rational policy theories in which optimal policy conclusions are derived from static analysis the special issue assumes that there are core dynamics that integration studies must examine this is more important now than ever before the eu has invested heavily in 'learning' both internally (within the eu) and externally (in. This paper analyses the current budgetary system of the eu, its features and the dif- ferences in it from the budget of the european union (eu) is the only centralised instrument for the implementation of the traditional theory of public finance, or fiscal federalism, gave rise to the outline rules that have to.
Theories introduction to the fundamental concepts, tools and theoretical approaches used to analyse international relations in general, european integration and (eu) foreign policy literature carta, c, morin, m, eu foreign policy through the lens of discourse analysis: making sense of diversity, surrey, ashgate, 2014. This article turns existing theories of european integration on their head, exploring the conditions under which they would predict the european union to disintegrate and assessing to what extent these conditions currently exist it then provides a critique of a critical analysis of competing author/editor:.
Abstract the european union has gone through major crises of its two flagship projects of the 1990s: the euro the conclusions summarize the theoretical and practical lessons of the analysis theory: theories of european integration have developed implicit or explicit alternative perspectives on the. Conference aimed to contribute to the further development of eu external relations theory by explaining are caused by a distorted cost-benefit analysis, modelled after the enlargement process moreover theories in analysing the eu's 'external governance' approach in order to identify more sustainable. Analysis of the phenomenon, as they are also subject to trials with respect to their theoretical verifiability in the terms of the role and identity of the european union in international relations, researchers have so far devoted particular attention to the concept of 'normative power', which was developed by ian manners.
The module will start by setting out the case for theory, essentially asking what theory is and why we need it this will be followed by an analysis of different interpretations of the nature of the eu, ie how should the eu be conceptualised following this analysis of 'grand theory', we will look at the 'mid range' theories. This thesis is devoted to understand the relationships between the european union (eu) and russian federation the main objective of the thesis is to analyze problematic aspects in the eu and russian energy relations simultaneously security them has been integrated into the hot debate of influential ir theories. And eu under the influence of economic integration of europe firstly, i show the history between these two entities to make the background clear secondly, i represent some important theories about international trade then by using krugman's new trade theory, i analyze current situation of trade between them after that, i. Beyond this, findings about speed have theoretical implications for how to study eu decision- making they speak to the relevance of spatial and coalition models and of formal rules versus informal norms survival analysis, a technique for exploring why things endure, is perfectly suited for investigating eu.
To operationalise the respective actor categories that were derived from the theories, this study recoded and combined different groups and individual actors from the piredeu media data-set of the 2009 european parliament election.
Professor in the department of political science, university of victoria, canada she is the author of european responses to globalization and financial market integration: perceptions of emu in britain, france and germany and editor of the euro: european integration theory and economic and monetary union. European neighbourhood policy: an analysis of the policy- formation tests the explanatory power of european integration theories in explaining the formation of the european the enlargement of the eu in 2004 triggered the initiation of the enp as it led to a new neighbourhood of. 3 what are the normative implications of the analysis 4 what do the cases tell us about learning as 'dependent variable' 5 what is the role of meta-theory 6 what are the lessons for the wider community of public policy analysts and political scientists, whether they engage with the eu or not we take these questions in. (ordoliberalism, the chicago school of antitrust analysis and post-chicago antitrust analysis) before analysing the jurisprudence of the eu commission and courts and establishing which theory forms the foundation of eu tying law this research makes an interdisciplinary contribution through the use of both legal- historical.
Pa is better suited at analysing the policy-making role of international organisations and their bureaucracies in day-to-day politics' (ege & bauer, 2013, p 135) although organization theory scholarship has fruitfully contributed to recent developments in the pa strand of eu studies, and pushed forward our understanding of. Going over the eeas as a case study, the conclusion focuses on the importance of analysing actors' practices for understanding the current evolution of diplomacy and international relations in general keywords european external action service, foreign policy, institutions, organizations, practice theory. Over the last decade, academics, politicians, civil servants, business elites, and the european public have become concerned that lobbying in the european union (eu) exacerbates issues of unequal access to political institutions and asymmetrical information provision applying general theories of lobbying to the eu.